May 29, 2015

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Team NEO touts growth, importance of manufacturing

Northeast Ohio’s gross regional product for the manufacturing sector of the economy grew 17 percent over the last 25 years, according to a report from Team NEO. Team NEO is a nonprofit business attraction group that works with local chambers and other entities on development issues. Projections from the group say manufacturing activity is expected Read More…

Primary election is today

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Medina County’s most significant issue on the 2015 primary election ballot today is Issue 10, a countywide, 0.8-mill social services levy. The combined services levy would generate $19 million over five years and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $28 a year. Revenue would benefit the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board; Read More…

Metal stamping company faces fine over injury

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A Liverpool Township metal stamping company is facing $49,000 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an employee of a Lorain County plant lost three fingers in a press. The investigation into Shiloh Industries’ Wellington Stamping Division determined the employee’s injury could have been prevented and found Read More…

Walk in Medina helps raise funds to feed hungry

About 40 people participate in a walk on Sunday in Medina to raise funds to alleviate hunger. (ALEC SMITH / GAZETTE)

A “hunger walk” in Medina on Sunday attracted about 40 participants and raised more than $900 for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, which serves Medina County. Contributions also included four banana boxes of nonperishable items, spokesperson Michelle LaMar said. LaMar said the walk was coordinated through the Akron Interfaith Council and will become a yearly event Read More…

Spencer native, Vietnam vet, POW now a published author

Paul Kari, a 79-year-old Vietnam Veteran and Spencer native, talks about his recently published memoir, “The Strength to Endure,” to a crowd Saturday at Medina Library. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

A 79-year-old Spencer native went from being a college student to U.S. Air Force pilot, husband, father, prisoner of war and farmer. Now, he’s an author — telling his life stories in a new book that has already sold more than 2,000 copies. Paul Kari spent Saturday afternoon at the Medina Library talking about his Read More…

Gazette wins nine awards in Associated Press contest

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The Gazette captured four first-place newspaper awards and a third-place finish in the General Excellence category of the 2015 Associated Press Managing Editors competition. The Gazette had nine honors overall in Division II, made up of newspapers in Ohio with a daily circulation 8,000 to 12,999. The winners were announced Sunday at an awards banquet Read More…

FERC hears residents’ comments on NEXUS project

Paul Gierosky, a member of the Coalition to Re-route NEXUS speaks in favor of an alternative route for the gas pipeline during a scoping meeting hosted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday at Wadsworth High School. LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE

More than 45 people spoke out about a proposed natural gas pipeline during a three-hour meeting Wednesday night at Wadsworth High School. They voiced both personal and regional economic concerns about the NEXUS project as their comments were put into a record being compiled by federal licensing agents. In a public “scoping meeting” hosted by Read More…

Tensions rise with arrival of NEXUS pipeline letters

Walter and Verna Giebeler stand in front of their yard signs that were put up to warn NEXUS Gas Transmission surveyors to stay off of their York Township property. The proposed natural gas pipeline would go through the Giebeler’s front yard. KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE

A project manager for the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline has sent letters to Medina County property owners, informing them that, as of today, NEXUS-employed surveyors may enter their property without permission. “We hope you understand that the planned near-term activities must be conducted without delay in order to meet our schedule requirement and that Read More…

Medina community center to host Hunger Walk on Sunday

MEDINA — The Medina Community Services Center will sponsor a “Hunger Walk” as a fundraiser for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank on Sunday afternoon. The walk will start at the center, 655 N. Broadway St., and is being coordinated through the Akron Area Interfaith Council. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and the 1½-mile walk at 3 Read More…

Medina receives $50,000 grant, competes for $3 million award

Medina has been selected as one of 50 communities nationwide to advance in a bid to win $3 million in the America’s Best Communities Competition. Medina is one of six Ohio communities selected. The overall contest is billed as a $10 million program designed to help economic development in small towns and cities. Each community Read More…